Mystery Skulls new album Forever
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Rhythm Court is in sessions for DJ-DA.
So I imagine this will have a fair amount of questions.
A couple months ago I found that "Dumb Running Sonic" video with another song from these guys attached and I've been hooked on them since. The hook was so strong that I *HAD* to get an animation out of my system about it.
Also, I had just watched someone play through Phoenix Wright and somewhere along the lines I got the mental image of the beats coming from the hand slamming, and, well, here we are.
What, the glasses? They're on loan. What? Stop looking at me like that.
Yo Capcom, how about them Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth 2 and Phoenix Wright 5?
Freaking Out by Mystery Skulls
Ben Mangum - Director and Animator
Kressent Rhodes - Art Lead and Backgrounds
Jourdan Lasko - Assets and Layout Coordinator
Melyssa Denton - Animation and Special Effects
Patrick Rantala - Lead Special Effects
Blake Hudson - Animation and Storyboarding
Chloe (PoisonHearts) - Puppets
Isaiah Kim - Animation and Storyboarding
James Workman - Backgrounds
Premiered at the Brony Fan Fair convention in Austin, TX.
Shout outs to anyone who caught my video as I was showing it off around the convention! It was incredible to hear everyone's on the spot reaction and made that whole convention a blast for me.
SUPER SPECIAL THANKS to the Brony Breakdown's Paleo and Saberspark along with All Levels at Once! The very last thing I ever expected was to actually be invited to a panel like that, especially considering that I showed up unannounced.
Equsetria Daily Link Obtained in 33 minutes and 7 seconds.
Video Info -
Based on Rhythm Heaven Fevers Remix 4, with some off-the-rails modifications
Pinkie, Applejack, Twilight, Fluttershy, and Dash were animated using puppets provided by the Double Rainboom project, you can get them yourself at
This video took about 2+ weeks to finish and was the most complex of the series due to the fact that it was based on like 6 games from the series instead of being focused on 1 of them.
(k space for when I think of what else to type here...)
****Based on Rhythm Heaven's (DS) Munchy Monk 2
My personal favorite from the game.
Yeesh, so take a guess at what the hardest part about this one was? If you guessed all the crap going on in the background, then YES. I'd have had this done sooner like a week with out 'em.
I never came up with a proper name for the Ska Pony Sisters in the background there, feel free to come up with whatever silly moniker you want for them.
After months of high pitched begging, Rarity finally takes Sweetie Bell out for some gem collecting.
(Parody of Rhythm Heaven Fever's "Hole in One" game for the Wii)
Edit: Holy crap this is some long description. Read on if you dare.
Greetings once again all and thank you for all your comments, likes, favorites, and such on all of my videos while I was away. I haven't been able to check in on this account for a few months so if you have sent me an email or response and haven't heard back I apologize for not being able to answer them, something I will try to make up for in the following week.
Alright... info on the video itself... Man, you guys, I wanted to RAGE QUIT this video so many times. SO MANY. Right out the gate I had issues getting the sound portion in an acceptable state. Once I made the choice to apply custom sounds to the sound-free music version, I struggled something fierce trying to find all the sounds I needed to make it work. You'd be surprised how hard it is to find the proper sound effects that aren't covered by background noise.
My initial concepts for the video altered pretty greatly from what the version you see here turned out. Sweetie Bell (or the tiny monkey in the actual game) was originally going to be Spike, but after the Sisterhooves Social episode, I couldn't help myself (and yeah, that probably gives you an idea how long this video was in gestation for).
In keeping with the original game, I was desperately searching for that grunting noise the big, mandrill monkey made, but every instance of that was covered with background noise, and the Diamond Dog never made any such sound to make up for it, so in my search to found an adequate replacement, I ran into Rarity's "Wah-hah-HA!" and it instantly seemed like the most obvious thing ever.
In the game, the ball does not always bounce directly on the pole, it'll land and spin on the ground before hitting it. I originally plotted it to where there was a funnel where the hole would be, making it not possible for the ball/gem to "roll" in there, so I finished the sound portion of the video with that in mind (also the "rolling" sound effect from the game was also too covered in BG noise to properly extract). During the animation part, I realized that was kind of dumb looking so I changed it back to just a normal hole, but it was too late to change the sounds to reinstate the rolling gem/balls. So if you were wondering why the game and this don't match up exactly, that'd be why.
Two other things I wanted to include but didn't-
A scene with Diamond Jake and... Diamond Boss(?) setting up *WHY* Rarity is golfing gems into a hole instead of just their still pictures during that "Meanwhile" screen.
Rainbow Dash bouncing a ball in time with the music in the background to serve the same purpose Twilight did in the Peckish Pony video.
This video was simply taking too long to get out of the gate and I decided it was for the best to cut those out just so I didn't actually rage quit and give up on it mid-way through.
And that'd about the gist of it I guess. I think I am done with the Rhythm Heaven + Pony videos. Thanks to everyone who wanted ACTUAL game versions of these things but I think if I look at any of these flash files for a minute longer I'm going to go crazy. You are welcome to make those Step Mania type of dealies and use these sound tracks for other such shenanigans, but I have no plans to further elaborate on any of these save for maybe HD versions of the videos for when I get the equipment that would allow me to do so.
That's not to say I'm done making ANY videos. Oddly enough, the thing I want to make the most next is a full, 11ish minute EPISODE, written, animated, and voice acted all from scratch (yeah, as if the 1 to 3 minute ones weren't bad enough right..?). Part of me also kind of wants to do some minor streaming in order to show off the inner workings of these current videos and give some pointers to the Flash animators in training out there, but I dunno where'd I'd even start with that.
Anyway, I need a bit of a breather and have some UMvC3 (Xbox) I got for Xmas but haven't had the time to play yet. CyberBen27 is my screen name, but if you're going to fight me, just know I'm AWFUL.
*Special thanks to nuahsx/cooljunkproductions for trying to help me out with the upload problems I've been having. And for *TOTALLY* calling I was doing a Derpy + Chacarron combo while I was in the middle of uploading it.
I blame the internet's combined consciousness psychically forcing me to do this.
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